Pleasanton, Kansas

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Pleasanton, Kansas
City
Motto: It's All In The Name
Location of Pleasanton, Kansas
Location of Pleasanton, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°10′35″N 94°42′43″W / 38.17639°N 94.71194°W / 38.17639; -94.71194Coordinates: 38°10′35″N 94°42′43″W / 38.17639°N 94.71194°W / 38.17639; -94.71194
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyLinn
Established1869
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorEldred Whitley
 • City ClerkNancy Dodson
Area[1]
 • Total2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)
 • Land1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
 • Water0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
Elevation860 ft (262 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,216
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,180
 • Density675.6/sq mi (260.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code66075
Area code(s)913
FIPS code20-56450[4]
GNIS feature ID0477924[5]
 
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Pleasanton, Kansas
City
Motto: It's All In The Name
Location of Pleasanton, Kansas
Location of Pleasanton, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°10′35″N 94°42′43″W / 38.17639°N 94.71194°W / 38.17639; -94.71194Coordinates: 38°10′35″N 94°42′43″W / 38.17639°N 94.71194°W / 38.17639; -94.71194
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyLinn
Established1869
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorEldred Whitley
 • City ClerkNancy Dodson
Area[1]
 • Total2.05 sq mi (5.31 km2)
 • Land1.80 sq mi (4.66 km2)
 • Water0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
Elevation860 ft (262 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,216
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,180
 • Density675.6/sq mi (260.9/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code66075
Area code(s)913
FIPS code20-56450[4]
GNIS feature ID0477924[5]

Pleasanton is a city in Linn County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,216.[6]

History[edit]

In 1864, General Alfred Pleasonton defeated the Confederates in the Battle of Mine Creek near present day Pleasanton. This battle, involving 25,000 men, resulted in a Union victory which ended the threat of Confederate invasion in Kansas.

Pleasanton had its start in the year 1869 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[7] It was named in honor of General Alfred Pleasonton, though the city name is spelled different.[8]

The first post office in Pleasanton was established in August 1869.[9]

Geography[edit]

Pleasanton is located at 38°10′35″N 94°42′43″W / 38.17639°N 94.71194°W / 38.17639; -94.71194 (38.176326, -94.711997).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.05 square miles (5.31 km2), of which, 1.80 square miles (4.66 km2) is land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Pleasanton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.3. [11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
19901,231
20001,38712.7%
20101,216−12.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,216 people, 528 households, and 324 families residing in the city. The population density was 675.6 inhabitants per square mile (260.9 /km2). There were 607 housing units at an average density of 337.2 per square mile (130.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 0.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 528 households of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.1% male and 54.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,387 people, 562 households, and 384 families residing in the city. The population density was 846.8 people per square mile (326.5/km²). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 376.7 per square mile (145.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.76% White, 0.65% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 562 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,714, and the median income for a family was $32,014. Males had a median income of $24,917 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,309. About 18.8% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 482. 
  8. ^ General Pleasonton Days set for Oct. 6, 7, Fort Scott Tribune, 2007-10-03. Accessed 2008-06-02.
  9. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Pleasanton, Kansas

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